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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198389.

An Araneus genus garden orb weaver is as close as I can get with this. Very harmless spiders, don't know why someone would hate them. Children love them, even play with them,not that the spider likes the idea. Genus Araneus - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

July 15, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198385.

Agree, a small huntsman.... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198387.

A green lynx spider, quite gravid. Species Peucetia viridans - Green Lynx Spider - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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Bushhuntr commented on picture ID 165851.

Male Latrodectus hesperus, a Western black widow... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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Bushhuntr commented on picture ID 166252.

One of the Neoscona orb weavers... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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Bushhuntr commented on picture ID 174163.

Oecobius, a wall spider... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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Bushhuntr commented on picture ID 180685.

Appears to be Neoscona oaxacensis... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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Bushhuntr commented on picture ID 188647.

Argiope trifasciata... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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Bushhuntr commented on picture ID 189386.

That is the shed exoskeleton of Loxosceles... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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Bushhuntr commented on picture ID 191313.

Male Latrodectus hesperus, the Western black widow... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198375.

Oooh nice pic...I am fairly certain it is a female pantropical jumping spider https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16169322... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198365.

I think it's a male lynx spider. Possibly in the genus Oxyopes. It may be this one....Oxyopes salticus...maybe. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/44021667... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198363.

I think it is a woodlouse spider https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodlouse_spider... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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DarcieC commented on picture ID 198161.

White crab spider, but it is unclear which genus it belongs to as the diagnostic characteristics I use are on the dorsal surface. From my own experience, I am leaning more towards Misumena vatia  than Misumenoides formosipes but it could be either.... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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DarcieC commented on picture ID 197606.

Woodlouse spider.Dysdera sp.... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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orb12ting commented on picture ID 198361.

Thanks!... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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Bookworm86 commented on picture ID 198355.

She was on a vertical wall (close to a door to the building). I do have more photos. Is it common for that genus to have a lot of young?... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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FindingToni commented on picture ID 198359.

Thank you so much! I just googled it and it definitely looks the same and fits the description Very fascinating, thank you for quick reply!... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 198355.

I don't know if enough of her is visible to identify beyond the genus taxon. The white dots are the eyeshine of the babies that were facing toward the camera flash. Was she on a vertical wall or horizontal ledge? Wolf Spiders are very poor at climbing vertical surfaces. I've only seen Thin-legged Wolf Spiders in genus Pardosa do it. They don't get far before their path takes a U-turn and th... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198359.

This is an even more interesting little spider in my opinion....It's a spitting spider. ...harmless to humans.... They hunt their prey like wolf spiders do but .....when they get about 20 mm away..... they catch their prey items by spitting a tiny bit of fluid at them ....that contains both venom and spider silk in liquid form. This immobilises them allowing the spider to catch them The only o... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198361.

This is a lovely little jumping spider. It's hard to be sure from this angle but it may be a female pantropical jumper..... https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/91845493... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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orb12ting commented on picture ID 198361.

Spider my sister found... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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orb12ting commented on picture ID 198310.

Awesome!! Thank you. I wasn’t sure what she was because usually the ones I see are a lot bigger. Maybe she is not full grown yet?... Discussion Thread

July 14, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198332.

I think its a female black lace weaver Amaurobius ferox. She may be carrying eggs https://spiderid.com/spider/amaurobiidae/amaurobius/ferox/... Discussion Thread

July 13, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198348.

I think it is a purseweb spider in the genus Atypus... Discussion Thread

July 13, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 197843.

It's just a cobweb spider. A fairly recent import from Europe that has done very well in California. Its called the noble false widow. Steatoda nobilis. Its harmless... Discussion Thread

July 13, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198346.

I think it's a male black footed yellow sac spider in the genus Cheiracanthium... Discussion Thread

July 13, 2024
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marguerita commented on picture ID 197843.

Can someone tell me what kind of spider this is???... Discussion Thread

July 13, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198316.

Dolomedes albineus I believe.... Discussion Thread

July 13, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198320.

While not really rare, they mostly go unspotted.... Discussion Thread

July 13, 2024
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cmscott525 commented on picture ID 198326.

Thank goodness.... cause its right above my bed, lol. I'll catch him and put him outside..... THANK YOU... Discussion Thread

July 13, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198324.

A woodlouse hunter. Quite harmless Species Dysdera crocata - Woodlouse Hunter - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

July 13, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198326.

Long bodied cellar spider, globally, the most common house spider. Totally harmless... Discussion Thread

July 13, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198312.

My guess is that this is a female pantropical jumping spider plexippus paykulli...maybe https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/91845493... Discussion Thread

July 13, 2024
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 198310.

Hi again! This one might have been tricky because she doesn't look like this species usually does. I don't know why they vary. They run from moving water because the force of getting hit by it can cause internal injuries. Scientists don't agree on why they make the extra ( stabilimenta) squiggle webs. I would guess that it's to hide the spider while she's resting near the middle. There are... Discussion Thread

July 13, 2024
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Kyle1995 commented on picture ID 197347.

Phiddipus johnsonni most likely. Jumping spider... Discussion Thread

July 13, 2024
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Kyle1995 commented on picture ID 197349.

Id say phiddipus johnsoni, looks like a male... Discussion Thread

July 13, 2024
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WayneG commented on picture ID 198322.

might be Psecas viridipurpureus ???... Discussion Thread

July 12, 2024
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WayneG commented on picture ID 198322.

member of Psecas (jumping spiders)... can't find a species, anyone able to help?... Discussion Thread

July 12, 2024
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Camelspider commented on picture ID 198320.

This spider has only been spotted 9 times and now 10 Time’s and I spotted this spider like 4 times at this house I’ve been at it’s really cool that I spotted a rare spider like this... Discussion Thread

July 12, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198304.

I think this beauty could be Tutelina elegans https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25966292... Discussion Thread

July 12, 2024
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orb12ting commented on picture ID 198304.

WOW That’s such a beautiful spider!! It’s a jumping spider but I don’t know what kind.... Discussion Thread

July 12, 2024
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 197787.

Yes. The hole in the center of her orb web is a shortcut for her to move between the sided of the web without going the long planer way... Discussion Thread

July 12, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198278.

Guarding her egg sac, nice photo.... Discussion Thread

July 12, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198282.

Nice find.... Discussion Thread

July 12, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198284.

One of the ground sac spiders, quick to avoid threats but not really aggressive. Family Corinnidae - Antmimics and Ground Sac Spiders - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

July 12, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198286.

This is a long jawed orb weaver, Tetragnathidae family, Tetragnatha genus. They are native, just perhaps one you never spotted before. Genus Tetragnatha - Longjawed Orbweavers - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

July 12, 2024
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0959kedi commented on picture ID 198226.

Oxyopidae... Discussion Thread

July 12, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198171.

Yes, they are widespread except a few states in the northwest.... Discussion Thread

July 12, 2024
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0959kedi commented on picture ID 198232.

Argiope aurantia, harmless garden guardian. (it has tons of common names)... Discussion Thread

July 12, 2024
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0959kedi commented on picture ID 198238.

Long-jawned orbweaver(Tetragnathidae)... Discussion Thread

July 12, 2024
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0959kedi commented on picture ID 198248.

genus Larinioides... Discussion Thread

July 12, 2024
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Heikki309 commented on picture ID 198171.

In Northern Michigan? On the shores of Lake Superior?... Discussion Thread

July 11, 2024
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Skber2c1 commented on picture ID 198232.

Can anyone identify this spider? NEVER seen one like it before!... Discussion Thread

July 11, 2024
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coreyannder commented on picture ID 198009.

Thank you! I think you’re correct!... Discussion Thread

July 11, 2024
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johnsomia commented on picture ID 196453.

I agree, this looks like Phidippus johnsoni, Johnson's jumping spider!... Discussion Thread

July 11, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198211.

I think it is a fishing spider in the genus Dolomedes...it may be Dolomedes scriptus....perhaps.....because the W shapes on the abdomen are lined in white.... https://bugguide.net/node/view/967092/bgimage Or D. tenebrosus as that species has orange bands on its legs https://bugguide.net/node/view/2151860/bgimage... Discussion Thread

July 11, 2024
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SoggyCoffee commented on picture ID 198215.

You’re correct - this a cricket in the family Rhaphidophoridae. Commonly called cave crickets, camel crickets, spider crickets, or ‘sprickets’ where I’m from @Bluedog15 - if these are in your crawl space or basement area and you are looking to get rid of them, check the exterior perimeter of the building for detritus/decomposing debris and clear it away from the foundation. These guys l... Discussion Thread

July 11, 2024
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SoggyCoffee commented on picture ID 198217.

Looks like steatoda nobilis, the noble false widow. While they are not native to California, they have a well-established population there. https://bugguide.net/node/view/697702... Discussion Thread

July 11, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198215.

I don't think this is a spider.. it has long antennae and the leg shapes are all wrong for it to be a spider. I think it may have been a cricket or grasshopper based on the shape of what I think are the back legs. It's too mushed to be sure.... Discussion Thread

July 11, 2024
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Tibeardius commented on picture ID 198213.

That 2nd image is dead on. Thanks for the confirmation!... Discussion Thread

July 11, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198213.

The app was right. This is Araneus gemmoides...the cat faced spider. It may be a male https://bugguide.net/node/view/682957... Discussion Thread

July 11, 2024
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Carmencita commented on picture ID 198191.

Thanks a lot ... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198201.

Yep, thats my vote.... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198197.

I believe this is a funnel weaver, Barronopsis genus. Quite harmless. Species Barronopsis texana - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198193.

My first hunch is giant house spider. Eratigena atrica... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198191.

One of your local tarantulas. They are not dangerous... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198189.

I am thinking dark fishing spider. Species Dolomedes tenebrosus - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198187.

Yep, thats what it looks like.... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198193.

It may be a barn funnel weaver Tegenaria domestica https://bugguide.net/node/view/32005/bgimage... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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Kmk commented on picture ID 198175.

THANK YOU Yes looks very much like your Xcelnt photo And description of habitat + habits. That pattern on mine is grey, The web does not seem circular and has Many trip threads branching out - almost looks rectangular. Thanks Again ... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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thespider commented on picture ID 197418.

Yes. I knew by its rigid abdomen and front legs that are remaining the little warrior!... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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Ejohnso4 commented on picture ID 198195.

Thank you so much for the ID. Snakes, animals, fishes (fresh and saltwater), ticks, no problem on the identification. Spiders are my weak area.... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 198195.

I think he's Steatoda grossa, a False Black Widow. I wasn't sure enough to title it with the species. His legs are a bit pale. He's not anything to worry about. False Black Widows actually kill Black Widows, Brown Widows, Brown Recluses, Cockroaches, and more. I've had people ask me how they can get more of these for home defense. :) Technically, they have some venom for self-defense and ... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198123.

I am intrigued as well. I can't find a match. Do you have any photos of the other side. If you do, you can load them up on the site as another picture. Just add a comment saying it is related.to this pic. The bead looking structure on the spiders abdomen is I think the epigyne...this is where the male spider joins with the female when mating. ...see the link https://bugguide.net/node/view/... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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BigRT88 commented on picture ID 198189.

I believe it’s a Whitebanded Fishing Spider..... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198155.

My guess is that it is an adult long jawed Orb weaver in the genus Tetragnatha https://bugguide.net/node/view/2182311/bgimage... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198183.

I think it is a furrow orb weaver in the genus Larinioides. They often have that black triangle at the top of their abdomen. It may be Larinioides cornutus but there are 2 other different species also present in New York. https://bugguide.net/node/view/33791/bgpage... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198171.

Neosona crucifera I believe. A European garden spider.... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198163.

A dark fishing spider. Dolomedes tennabrosus.... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198175.

A European garden spider, looks like butterfly orb weaver. Bug Eric: Spider Sunday: Butterfly Orbweaver... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198173.

Need a closer shot for certainty. A bit high for widow spiders though.... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198169.

A female wolf spider with her egg sac in tow. Not certain of species, quite harmless though.... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198179.

Steatoda grosa I beleve. False widow, quite harmless. If she is out of the way, you could just leave her.... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198137.

Spiders dont care about heat or cold. If you have a separate enclosed area like a tool shed or garage, that would be a good place for them. They are fairly easy to snatch from their webs, either with hands or a small cup with lid. as long as you don't trap them between fingers, they dont bite. Crawling, just corral them with hands, then put in cup or take them to a better place. They like to play ... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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Nathnate commented on picture ID 198137.

Thanks for all replies, any idea how I can manage them as they are currently in an enclosed porch attached to the house and I found one in the lounge so assume they are trying to get deeper onto the house for warmth, so that's 6 in total since April 2024... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198165.

I think it could be a funnel weaver (related to grass spiders) maybe in the genus Hololena https://bugguide.net/node/view/1253347/bgimage... Discussion Thread

July 10, 2024
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Brosky564 commented on picture ID 29904.

Bro, I think we just found the same fucking spider: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M9mLxo2D1iFW3O_9qgtamdL_inVSj8tn/view?usp=sharing... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2024
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PiCo commented on picture ID 198161.

I think it is a white crab spider... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198137.

Nod happens to be from Europe...would be closer to the truth. Lol...I am fairly sure this is a cupboard spider. Steatoda grossa https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/steatoda-grossa... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2024
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Nod commented on picture ID 198145.

I just found this one ....it may be it...Sergiolus tennesseensis....I didn't know it existed b4 today... https://inaturalist.ca/taxa/153624-Sergiolus-tennesseensis... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198131.

Whats left of a rabid wolf spider. Rabidosa rabida... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198133.

Just a male wolf spider, leave him be.... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198135.

A slender crab spider Tibellus genus. Quite harmless... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198137.

I know this spider, I mistake them for triangulate cobweb spiders. One of the Steatoda genus, quite harmless... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198139.

A very harmless jumping spider. I get them too, usually hanging out near windows.... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198141.

A wolf spider of sort. Not much detail to work with.... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198145.

Something similar to a zebra jumping spider.... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2024
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 198149.

Another cutie.... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2024